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May 22, 2021

#BookReview: Follow Your Arrow by @jessverdi

Synopsis: For fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, this is a riveting and irresistible take on love, life, and identity -- both online and off.

CeCe Ross is kind of a big deal. She and her girlfriend, Silvie, are social media influencers with zillions of fans and followers, known for their cute outfits and being #relationshipgoals.

So when Silvie breaks up with her, CeCe is devastated. She's lost her first love, and now she can't help but wonder if she'll lose her followers as well.

Things get even messier when CeCe meets Josh, a new boy in town who is very much Not Online. CeCe isn't surprised to be falling for a guy; she's always known she's bi. And Josh is sweet and smart and has excellent taste in donuts... but he has no idea that CeCe is internet-famous. And CeCe sort of wants to keep it that way.

But when CeCe's secrets catch up to her, she finds herself in the middle of an online storm, where she'll have to confront the blurriness of public vs. private life, and figure out what it really means to speak her truth.

September 11, 2019

#BookReview: Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha! (Junie B. Jones #26) by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus

Synopsis: Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!

Meet the World’s Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones! Junie B. and her family are going on a vacation to Hawaii! And ha! 

Mr. Scary is giving Junie a real, actual camera to keep a photo journal of her trip! But taking good vacation pictures is not always easy. 

’Cause what if there is an unfortunate inner tube incident at the swimming pool? (And, oh my! 

Let’s not even mention what happens if a tropical bird gets tangled in your hair!) Will Junie B.’s vacation end up picture-perfect? 

Or will her trip to Hawaii be aloha-horrible?

February 01, 2017

Last Descendants (Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants #1) by @writerMattKirby @Scholastic #BookReview

Nothing in Owen’s life has been right since his father died in prison, accused of a crime Owen is certain he didn't commit. Monroe, the IT guy at school, might finally bring Owen the means to clear his father’s name by letting him use an Animus—a device that lets users explore the genetic memories buried within their own DNA. The experience brings Owen more than he bargained for. During a simulation, Owen uncovers the existence of an ancient and powerful relic long considered legend—the Trident of Eden. Now two secret organizations will stop at nothing to take possession of this artifact—the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order. It soon becomes clear to Owen that the only way to save himself is to find the Trident first.

Under the guidance of Monroe, Owen and a group of other teenagers go into a memory they all share within their DNA: the 1863 Draft Riots in New York City. Owen and his companions will find themselves tested on the gritty streets of New York, and their experiences in the past will have far-reaching consequences in the present.

December 28, 2016

Waiting to Catch Fire promotional e-galley by Kat Falls / Jeff Hirsch / Suzanne Weyn

About Inhuman:
Lane’s crossed into the Feral Zone, where humans have gone…wild. In this imaginative tale of action, intrigue, and romance, author Kat Falls brings readers to the very edge of civilization — and dares them to jump.
About The Darkest Path
A civil war rages between a militant religious group called the Glorious Path and what's left of the US government. When forced convert Cal is sent on the run, a chain of events threatens the fate of the entire country. USA Today bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism.
About The Bar Code Prophecy
One girl struggles to escape the conformity of a dystopian world in this third book of the Bar Code series. 
On Grace’s seventeenth birthday, she comes home to find her family gone and police everywhere. Now she’s on the run — part of a dark conspiracy and an extraordinary prophecy that will change the world forever.

August 04, 2016

#Review #Giveaway of Ghosts by @goraina @Scholastic

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake - and her own.

May 25, 2015

1 Star #Review of All We Have Is Now by Lisa Schroeder

What do you do with your last day on earth?

Just over twenty-four hours are left until an asteroid strikes North America, and for Emerson and everyone else who didn't leave, the world will end. But Emerson's world already ended when she ran away from home. Since then, she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and on her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat.

The city's quieter now that most people are gone, and no one seems to know what to do as the end approaches. But then Emerson and Vince meet Carl, who tells them he has been granting people's wishes -- and gives them his wallet full of money. 

Suddenly, this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in one last day -- maybe even their own.

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